„Earth and lime plasters” – Lehm- und Kalkputze from Irmela Fromme and Uta Herz

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The book „Earth and lime plasters” from Irmela Fromme and Uta Herz (Lehm –und Kalkputze), published by the Okobuch edition, came out of print in Germany in January 2012. The edition presents in detail the qualities and characteristics of natural plasters.  With many sketches, descriptions and photos, it introduces the reader to the intricacies of the craft. Very precious are the examples of the last part which show how to repair and maintain earthen plasters. On page 104 you will find the example of a traditional whitewashing of an earthen house in the village Kosovo in the Rhodopes mountains. The book is the fruit of many years of experience of Irmela’s  as a plasterer and of Uta as coordinator of the European project “earth plasters”.

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